Leading the Way to a Healthier Future

Improving Adult Immunization Rates in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings

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As of June 2022

0%
of PALTC residents received their primary COVID-19 vaccination series
0%
of PALTC residents received a COVID-19 booster dose
0%
of PALTC staff received their primary COVID-19 vaccination series
0%
of PALTC staff received a COVID-19 booster dose

Our Vision

Moving Needles, a 5-year cooperative agreement between AMDA and the CDC, will make routine adult immunization a standard of care for post-acute and long-term care residents and an expectation for staff. Working with pilot sites from nursing homes, assisted living, and home and community based services, we will test strategies using a quality improvement intervention to improve immunization rates.

Standards for Adult Immunization Process

The Standards were created by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, a part of HHS, to call on all healthcare professionals – whether they provide vaccinations or not – to take steps to ensure that their adult patients are fully immunized.

Enhancing Immunization Rates: AMDA’s Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Initiatives

AMDA has compiled several ideas for evidence-based quality improvement projects to improve immunization rates for both pilot sites and partners.

How to Improve Immunization Rates

Participating Chains